According to the court documents, the 36-year-old mom, later identified as Latina, was found guilty of capital murder in the death of her 11-year-old son Joshua. The mother reportedly killed her young son because she believe the boy was a dem0n. The mom beat her son with a metal bar before she stabbed the body through the back of the head while his two younger brothers were in the room.
Prosecutors said the mother killed her 11-year-old son because she thought the child was a dem0n. The mother was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Latina’s attorney reportedly said that his client was in the ‘middle’ of a psychotic break when she killed her son. Per reports, psychologist testified that she did not know what she was doing was wrong at the time.
Dr. Robert reportedly said that in the moments before killing her son, Latina said she went to her car and smoked a cigarette or m-rijuana, then grabbed a backpack from her car which held the metal pipe and believed to be an “ancient dagger.” The woman then went back into the hotel room bathroom where she filled the tub with water, then tossed in a piece of toilet paper she used to wipe herself, converting the water into “holy water.” The mother then attacked her son while the child was in bed.
The woman reportedly told investigators that her son’s eyes were red, he was growling, he was not human anymore. The woman attempted to stab her 11-year-old son in the heart, but she said he woke up before she could plunge the dagger through his chest. She then dragged him into the bathroom, breaking her rosary in the process which she said indicated there was a demon in the room and then pushed him under the water and killed him. Latina’s two other sons told investigators that they heard the mother pleading with his mother.